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Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow 16th Edition

Deborah Morley | Charles S. Parker

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Overview

Give your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist with UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, 16th Edition. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this product makes computer concepts relevant to today's career-focused students. This edition offers an increased emphasis on mobile computing and related issues, such as mobile commerce and mobile security. Students become familiar with the impact of new and emerging technologies, including smart watches, drones, 3D scanners and printers, robot assistants, perceptual computing, 5G, and White Fi.

Deborah Morley, College of the Sequoias

Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today, she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.

Charles S. Parker, University of Colorado

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  • INTERVIEWS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS OFFER FIRST-HAND INSIGHTS ON THE DIRECTION OF TECHNOLOGY TODAY. These interviews provide students with current and accurate insight into today's new technologies and trends.
  • EMPHASIS ON SOCIETAL ISSUES ADDRESSES THE PRACTICAL IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON COMMUNITIES AND CULTURE. This emphasis throughout the book addresses thought- provoking topics, such as ethics, intellectual property rights, security, and privacy. Students stay well informed on topics that are relevant to their lives today and in the future.
  • MODULAR ORGANIZATION PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY IN PRESENTATION WITH EMPHASIS ON HOW TOPICS RELATE. While the book is organized into a reader-friendly module, each section clearly highlights how the topic relates to and impacts other technology topics and chapters.

Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, Comprehensive

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction to the World of Technology.
2. The System Unit, Processing, and Memory
3. Storage.
4. Input and Output.
5. System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs.
6. Application Software: Desktop and Mobile Apps.
7. Networks and Communication Devices.
8. The Internet.
9. Security and Privacy.
10. Information Systems and System Development.
11. Program Development and Programming Languages.
12. Databases and Database Management Systems.
13. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment.
References and Resources Guide.
Glossary.

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